Temecula Valley Historical Society to present Edwin Fox’s POW experience

The Temecula Valley Historical Society will give a presentation on Edwin Fox, a Navy corpsman from World War II and father of society president Dick Fox. The photo is from 1946, courtesy of the Fox family. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Dick Fox, president of the Temecula Valley Historical Society, will present his research into his father Edwin Fox’s experiences as a prisoner of war in China during World War II Monday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Little Temecula History Center in Temecula.While Pearl Harbor was attacked Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. Marines of the American Embassy Guard in Peking, China, waited anxiously for the arrival of the SS President Harrison, a Merchant Marine ship scheduled to pick them up and move them to new assignments as the Chinese Embassy was being closed. The ship didn’t arrive, and all 203 members of the unit were immediately taken and held as POWs for the entire duration of World War II. Dick Fox’s father was part of this group as a U.S. Navy corpsman attached to the Marin
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